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Fee paid judicial cases

This is the third update on fee paid judicial cases.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This update, on behalf of MOJ, is made in response to decisions by the:

  • UK Supreme Court in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice [2013] UKSC 6
  • Employment Tribunal on 2 January 2014 in Miller & Others v Ministry of Justice
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal on 4 April 2014 in Ministry of Justice v O’Brien

The Employment Tribunal continues to hear preliminary hearings on related issues and there are appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. However, MOJ is aware that past and present fee-paid judicial office holders would like to know what steps are being taken in response to the judgments made so far.

This update should be read alongside earlier announcement Ministry of Justice statement in fee-paid judicial cases, and Moratorium in fee paid judicial cases.

Fee-paid judicial cases: update 3

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Published 3 July 2014